Another bit of interesting trivia is that the etymology of "Maundy" in Maundy Thursday derives via Middle English and the Old French mandé, from the Latin mandatum, which is the first word in the passage of the Vulgate (the Latin Bible) which reads: "Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos" (A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you), the words of Jesus recorded in John 13:34 by which He explained to His disciples the significance of His washing their feet in the cenacle (upper room) where He celebrated the Passover, or Last Supper, with them.
Of related interest:
- Allegri Miserere-Tenebrae (CD, Signum) Conductor: Nigel Short. Composers: from Allegri's Miserere and Lotti's beautiful 8 Part Crucifix to Taverner, Ireland, Rachmaninoff, Britten, and more.
- Nos autem gloriari opportet, from the Gregorian Missal; Durufle's Ubi Caritas, which is available on many recordings (e.g., by the Paris Audite Nova Choir on Durufle: Requiem / Four Motets on Gregorian Themes, 1992); and Sicut Cervus of Palestrina, also available on many recordings (e.g., with Dennis Keene conducting on The Greatest Choral Music of Palestrina: Prince of Music , 1999) [choral recommendations courtesy of Chris Garton-Zavesky; recording recommendations by Blosser].
- Fr. John Zuhlsdorf offers a podcast from Rome, Tenebrae factae sunt - Good Friday , as he indicates in his blog on the subject, What Does The Prayer Really Say? April 6, 2007. [Hat tip to Bornacatholic]